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  Jan 17, 2018
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

System Goal #3: Social Sciences/Diversity


Credit Hours: 6 (in 2 disciplines)

Students will understand the organization, potential, and diversity of the human community through study of the social sciences.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will:

  1. Identify and explain basic concepts, terminology and theories of the selected social science disciplines from different spatial, temporal, cultural and/or institutional contexts;
  2. Apply selected social science concepts and theories to contemporary issues;
  3. Identify and explain the social or aesthetic values of different cultures.

In addition, as a result of taking courses meeting this goal, students will be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of at least one of the following:

  1. The origin and evolution of human institutions;
  2. The allocation of human or natural resources within societies;
  3. The impact of diverse philosophical, ethical or religious views.

Each course meeting this goal includes the following student learning outcomes:

Required: #1, #2 and #3
At least one of the following: #4, #5, or #6

Courses: